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B.o.B.- So Hard To Breathe

Since day one I said fuck the fame and everything it dealt
But the fame is really here just to facilitate the wealth
But the wealth attracts you haters like misquotes to a whale
And the waters getting deeper so I must set out to sail
Someone called my cell, and left a voicemail
They said congratulations on the million record sales
As I'm flippin over furniture, knockin' shit off the shelf
I told myself I'd never get to deep to take a breath but I'm sinkin

And it's so hard to breathe, yeah
And even more so to sleep when no one cares
It was I could need
But now I'm sinking, so deep, I can't come up for air

Yeah, I've seen the valley of the shadow of death
I've seen the mountains, a wild childhood
That's why I sing about it
I just try to move on and keep my peace about it
But come to think about it I can't even count the days
That I spent starvin' tryin' to find a some decent housing
It's why I'm always smiling but on this beat I seem so violent
So ask me about the music scene and what the fuck I think about it
Time flies I guess that's why I'm buggin
Just yesterday I was rappin with my brother and my cousin
If you had the stove or toaster on you couldn't use the oven
We knew that we were struggling we just actin like we wasn't
It was either makin rappin, if not that then hustling
So all I see is magazine covers in this game
You either surface or you plumming
It's a thin line and I'm just tryin to keep my head above it, damn

And it's so hard to breathe, yeah
And even more so to sleep when no one cares
It was all I could need
But now I'm sinking, so deep, I can't come up for air

Air I (I sink away) Air (I sink away) air (as I sink away) I (damn I sink
Away damn air damn pots and pans get carried away damn get carried away it
Was never in the plans but hey it's long way from beatin' pots and pans


And it's so hard to breathe, yeah
And even more so to sleep when no one cares (nobody cares)
It was all I could need (it was all I could need hey! )
But now I'm sinking so deep...
Damn it was never in the plans but hey, it's a long way from beatin' pots
And pans (x4)

But now I'm sinking so deep I can't come up for air, air, i



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    UnregisteredAug 4, 2012 at 2:11 am
    I find this song to be about a man who has betrayed his promise to himself and know he seems to far down to come back up.
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Its a sequel to dont let me fall... Hes rapping about what would happen if his fans didn't keep him to the point hes at now. Its about how they stop caring and fame is crumbling down on him, or drowning him, making it so hard to breathe.
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    UnregisteredJul 8, 2012 at 2:03 am
    I think that its about feeling trapped and helpless in anys situation. Feeling as though you are asking or reaching out for help but no one seems to hear you or care. Its basically like everything has crashed down on you and you've reached your breakig point. Its the end..

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